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im sorry swingkid02, I thought I posted a reply to this. I am at school right now so I cant post a reply. But I will get it up for you as soon as I get home.

Sorry about this, I really thought I posted a reply to you.

I promise to get a reply up later this afternoon.

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SwingKid02,

I am going to send Avohir a PM with the link to this message. He knows more about HiJacked Desktops, and he might be able to think of something that I have not.

Thank you for your patience, and sorry for the delay.

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okay, try this:

open a new notepad window and paste the following text into it

REGEDIT4

[-HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]

then change the "save as type" to "all files" and save it as unlock.reg

double click on the file, and click yes when it asks you if you want to merge the information with the registry. Once you've done that, reboot and see if the problem persists

Edited by Avohir, 25 April 2005 - 11:08 PM.

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I tried and once again failed. I must have quite a determined little bug on this computer. Thanks for trying all of your tricks.

Rob
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well it would help if I gave the regfix for the right infection... :tazz: , thanks to miekiemoes for finding my stupid errors.

sorry, long week... THIS one should do it

Please download FixregXP from here.

Save it to the desktop, then double click on the saved file. Click yes when it asks you if you want to merge the information with the registry.

then reboot and tell me if problems persist

Edited by Avohir, 28 April 2005 - 09:25 AM.

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OH YES IT WORKS!!!

Guys I can't begin to thank you enough for all the work you have helped me do on this former hunk of junk. We were so close to scrapping it and buying a new computer but I think you've bought us a year or two more before we have to do that.

I've downloaded FIREFOX and have that running as our main browser, however my Mom still refuses to use anything other than AOL and I don't think I can make Firefox the default browser for that.

I also have updates and scans running weekly for Norton Spybot, and Adaware.

Besides these steps and making sure to keep up on my windows updates what can I do to ensure that I don't get attacked wtih all of this crap again?

Thanks again guys,

Rob
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Swingkid02,

You are very welcome, but the main thanks goes to Avohir who found the fix for the big issue, I just took care of the minor things =)

The following is a list of tools and utilities that I like to suggest to people. This list is full of great tools and utilities to help you understand how you got infected and how to keep from getting infected again.
  • Spybot Search & Destroy - Uber powerful tool which can search and annhilate nasties that make it onto your system. Now with an Immunize section that will help prevent future infections.
  • AdAware - Another very powerful tool which searches and kills nasties that infect your system. AdAware and Spybot Search & Destroy compliment each other very well.
  • SpywareBlaster - Great prevention tool to keep nasties from installing on your system.
  • SpywareGuard - Works as a Spyware "Shield" to protect your computer from getting malware in the first place.
  • IE-SpyAd - puts over 5000 sites in your restricted zone so you'll be protected when you visit innocent-looking sites that aren't actually innocent at all.
  • CleanUP! - Cleans temporary files from IE and Windows, empties the recycle bin and more. Great tool to help speed up your computer and knock out those nasties that like to reside in the temp folders.
  • Windows Updates - It is very important to make sure that both Internet Explorer and Windows are kept current with the latest critical security patches from Microsoft. To do this just start Internet Explorer and select Tools > Windows Update, and follow the online instructions from there.
  • Google Toolbar - Free google toolbar that allows you to use the powerful Google search engine from the bar, but also blocks pop up windows.
  • Trillian or Miranda-IM - These are Malware free Instant Messenger programs which allow you to connect to multiple IM services in one program! (AOL, Yahoo, ICQ, IRC, MSN)
To find out more information about how you got infected in the first place and some great guidelines to follow to prevent future infections you can read this article by Tony Klein
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :tazz:

If your the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread.

Everyone else please begin a New Topic.
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